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Using Open vSwitch* with DPDK for Inter-VM NFV Applications

This article walks you through configuration of OVS with DPDK for inter-VM application use cases. Create an OVS vSwitch bridge with two DPDK vhost-user ports, each connected to a separate VM, then use a simple iperf3 throughput test to evaluate performance.
Authored by Emani, Ashok (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
Article

Network Recipes for an Evolving Data Center

The networking world is rife with buzz words like SDN, NFVs, Cloud, and Virtualized everything for network switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, web servers, and other communication functions. Commodity NICs can replace expensive, specialized hardware devices for much less cost and can easily be reconfigured as requirements change. When you are ready for SDN/NFV, where to start, what to...
Authored by Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
Article

Data Plane Development Kit: Get Started

This article steps you through getting started with the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), including building and testing a sample application, l2fwd. It then introduces you to the Data Plane Performance Demonstrator.
Authored by Sujata T. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
Article

Open vSwitch* with Data Plan Development Kit Part 1: Quality of Service Configuration

Learn how to configure an egress policer Quality-of-Service (QoS) instance for a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) interface on Open vSwitch* (OvS). This article was written with network admin users in mind who wish to use QoS to guarantee performance for DPDK port types in their OvS server deployment.
Authored by Ian S. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
Article

Open vSwitch* with Data Plan Development Kit Part 2: Rate Limiting Configuration

Configure a rate limiting instance on ingress traffic for a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) interface on Open vSwitch* (OvS) with DPDK. This article is for network admin users who want to use OvS rate limiting to guarantee reception rate performance for DPDK port types in their OvS server deployments.
Authored by Ian S. (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
Blog post

Enable Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) with OpenStack* Part 2: Prepare the Virtual Network Functions

Part 2 of a three-part series, this blog post shows how to emulate two types of virtual network functions (VNFs) when setting up virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) in OpenStack*. The images being created are the bump-in-the-wire operation, such as frame-forwarding (L2 VNF), and software routing (L3 VNF).
Authored by Emma F. (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
Blog post

Enable Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) with OpenStack* Part 3: Create the Networks

Part 3 of the network functions virtualization (NFV) blog posts shows how to create networks in OpenStack* that are backed by physical networks. Use this procedure for virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) to provide additional functions between an Internet service provider (ISP) and your customer.
Authored by Emma F. (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
Article

Open vSwitch* with Data Plane Development Kit: vHost User Multiqueue Configuration and Use

Configure the multiqueue feature on a vHost-user for a virtual machine (VM) connected to Open vSwitch (OvS) with the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). This tutorial demonstrates the utility commands to configure the feature at the vSwitch, QEMU, and VM levels, and describes the test traffic required to verify that multiqueue is working correctly.
Authored by Ian S. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
Article

Profile Data Plane Development Kit Code with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to profile DPDK micro benchmarks with your application. This comprehensive reference provides guidelines and instructions.
Authored by Muthurajan Jayakumar (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
Article

Data Plane Development Kit: Performance Optimization Guidelines

Learn best-known methods to optimize your DPDK application's performance. Includes profiling methodology to help identify bottlenecks, then shows how to optimize BIOS settings, partition NUMA resources, optimize your Linux* configuration for DPDK, and more.
Authored by Muthurajan Jayakumar (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48